An Inquiry Respecting The Self-determining Power Of The Will; Or Contingent Volition

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byJeremiah Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth." The work of God, changing the heart from sin to righteousness, is represented as the exercise of creative power. "Create in me a clean heart," says David, "and renew a right spirit within me." "We are his workmanship, created unto good works."! The continuance of a religious life, as well as its commencement, is ascribed to the power of God over the heart. "It is God that worketh in you, both to will and to do, of his good pleasure. Who are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation." "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen."J To avoid the result to which the passages now adduced appear so conclusively to lead, it may be said, that there is another class of texts, of a very different, if not opposite meaning. If in one place, God is spoken of, as inclining the hearts of men to keep his law; in others, they are commanded to incline their own hearts to the Lord. If the Psalmist prays, "Incline my heart unto thy testimonies;" he declares, in the same psalm, "I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway." If God is spoken of, as turning the hearts of men; they are repeatedly commanded to turn L Peter i. 2. II. Thessalonians ii. 13. t Psalm li. 10. Ephesians ii. 10. Philippians ii. 13. I. Peter i. 5. Jude 24, 25. themselves from their evil ways. If he is said to give them a new heart, and to make them go in the path of his commandments; they are required to make themselves a new heart, and a new spirit. If he is said to be able to keep his saints from falling; they, are...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth." The work of God, changing the heart from sin to rig...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217168396

ISBN - 13:9780217168397

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